Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
In order to increase early-season stability, the three main rankings, the improved RPI, and the college pseudopoll include priors based on the previous season final predictive ratings and occasionally incorporating preseason predictions of various major publications. The other rankings for college sports do not include priors, and thus can be wildly unstable early in the year. A team whose rankings are affected by this prior is noted with a P following its rankings.

Full Ranking

                                              STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI
TEAM            W  L  T PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
LOS ANGELES    20  8  5 47 30  0.010 16.327    1  0.803    1  0.243    3  0.217    1 0.5426  0.102  0.169  0.265  0.000
REAL SALT LAKE 15  5 11 47 23  0.019 15.265    2  0.745    2  0.200    1  0.313    2 0.5379 -0.059  0.150  0.476  0.000
FC DALLAS      14  5 16 49 32  0.057 17.894    3  0.729    3  0.193    2  0.255    3 0.5342  0.056  0.173  0.338  0.000
NEW YORK       17 10  6 43 33  0.000 16.333    4  0.647    4  0.145    5  0.143    4 0.5244  0.088  0.085  0.202  0.000
COLUMBUS       15  9  8 42 36  0.010 16.069    5  0.633    5  0.136    6  0.077    5 0.5223  0.144  0.061  0.094  0.000
COLORADO       15 10 10 50 38  0.032 17.726    6  0.614    6  0.117    4  0.165    6 0.5198  0.187  0.181  0.149  0.000
SEATTLE        14 12  5 40 38  0.007 15.580    7  0.512    7  0.055    7  0.043    8 0.5089  0.260  0.117 -0.030  0.000
SAN JOSE       14 12  8 37 36  0.023 17.357    8  0.509    8  0.054    8  0.025    7 0.5089 -0.051 -0.132  0.182  0.000
KANSAS CITY    11 13  6 36 35 -0.010 14.982    9  0.360    9 -0.046    9 -0.014    9 0.4912  0.112 -0.055  0.026  0.000
CHICAGO         9 13  9 37 39 -0.012 15.523   10  0.273   10 -0.101   10 -0.054   10 0.4839  0.201 -0.027 -0.081  0.000
TEAM            W  L  T PF PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
TORONTO FC      9 14  8 33 42 -0.041 15.349   11  0.230   11 -0.125   12 -0.151   11 0.4778  0.174 -0.144 -0.157  0.000
HOUSTON         9 15  6 40 49 -0.015 15.119   12  0.215   12 -0.136   11 -0.130   12 0.4756  0.563  0.205 -0.466  0.000
PHILADELPHIA    9 15  7 36 49 -0.028 15.556   13  0.185   13 -0.153   13 -0.192   13 0.4750  0.378 -0.020 -0.363  0.000
NEW ENGLAND     9 16  5 32 50 -0.020 15.246   14  0.171   14 -0.158   15 -0.240   14 0.4717  0.367 -0.077 -0.403  0.000
CHIVAS USA      8 18  4 31 45 -0.019 15.218   15  0.076   15 -0.228   14 -0.215   15 0.4599  0.237 -0.160 -0.271  0.000
DC UNITED       7 20  4 22 47 -0.022 15.895   16  0.000   16 -0.272   16 -0.363   16 0.4499 -0.044 -0.516 -0.210  0.000

WESTERN CONFERENCE
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR LOS ANGELES 20 8 5 47 30 0.010 16.327 1 0.803 1 0.243 3 0.217 1 0.5426 0.102 0.169 0.265 0.000 REAL SALT LAKE 15 5 11 47 23 0.019 15.265 2 0.745 2 0.200 1 0.313 2 0.5379 -0.059 0.150 0.476 0.000 FC DALLAS 14 5 16 49 32 0.057 17.894 3 0.729 3 0.193 2 0.255 3 0.5342 0.056 0.173 0.338 0.000 COLORADO 15 10 10 50 38 0.032 17.726 6 0.614 6 0.117 4 0.165 6 0.5198 0.187 0.181 0.149 0.000 SEATTLE 14 12 5 40 38 0.007 15.580 7 0.512 7 0.055 7 0.043 8 0.5089 0.260 0.117 -0.030 0.000 SAN JOSE 14 12 8 37 36 0.023 17.357 8 0.509 8 0.054 8 0.025 7 0.5089 -0.051 -0.132 0.182 0.000 HOUSTON 9 15 6 40 49 -0.015 15.119 12 0.215 12 -0.136 11 -0.130 12 0.4756 0.563 0.205 -0.466 0.000 CHIVAS USA 8 18 4 31 45 -0.019 15.218 15 0.076 15 -0.228 14 -0.215 15 0.4599 0.237 -0.160 -0.271 0.000

EASTERN CONFERENCE
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L T PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR NEW YORK 17 10 6 43 33 0.000 16.333 4 0.647 4 0.145 5 0.143 4 0.5244 0.088 0.085 0.202 0.000 COLUMBUS 15 9 8 42 36 0.010 16.069 5 0.633 5 0.136 6 0.077 5 0.5223 0.144 0.061 0.094 0.000 KANSAS CITY 11 13 6 36 35 -0.010 14.982 9 0.360 9 -0.046 9 -0.014 9 0.4912 0.112 -0.055 0.026 0.000 CHICAGO 9 13 9 37 39 -0.012 15.523 10 0.273 10 -0.101 10 -0.054 10 0.4839 0.201 -0.027 -0.081 0.000 TORONTO FC 9 14 8 33 42 -0.041 15.349 11 0.230 11 -0.125 12 -0.151 11 0.4778 0.174 -0.144 -0.157 0.000 PHILADELPHIA 9 15 7 36 49 -0.028 15.556 13 0.185 13 -0.153 13 -0.192 13 0.4750 0.378 -0.020 -0.363 0.000 NEW ENGLAND 9 16 5 32 50 -0.020 15.246 14 0.171 14 -0.158 15 -0.240 14 0.4717 0.367 -0.077 -0.403 0.000 DC UNITED 7 20 4 22 47 -0.022 15.895 16 0.000 16 -0.272 16 -0.363 16 0.4499 -0.044 -0.516 -0.210 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   T   PCT  RNK RATING
WESTERN CONFERENCE 109  85  65 0.546    1  0.130
EASTERN CONFERENCE  86 110  53 0.452    2 -0.148

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.268 points in main ratings (0.205 for semineutral)
     0.027 points in improved RPI (0.020 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sat Nov 27 12:56:36 2010
games through: Sun Nov 21 2010

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